orps lay idle! During the night the engineers had traced out a new line three-quarters of a mile to the rear of Chancellorsville, towards the river, and covering the roads to United States and Ely's fords.
To this line Hooker had resolved to retire, and he seemed to be incapable of other resolve.
Sickles and Berry and French made good fight at their position, receiving Stuart's impetuous attacks; but the result was that, after a severe struggle, Sickles was forced from his front line.
Carroll, with a few regiments of French's division, assailed Stuart's left flank, and threw it into much confusion, capturing several hundred prisoners,
French drove the enemy, taking about three hundred prisoners and recapturing a regiment of one of the corps in the hands of the rebels.— Couch: Report of Chancellorsville. but that flank being reenforced, Stuart pressed back French in turn, and his right renewed the attack on Sickles.
In the mean time the enemy was pressing our left with infantry
t and centre were beaten back.
But the right, working its way up under cover of the houses and undulating ground, pushed completely through Wiedrich's battery into Ricketts' battery.
The cannoneers of both batteries stood well to their guns, and when no longer able to hold them, fought with handspikes, rammers, and even stones.
Hunt: Report of Artillery at Gettysburg. Howard's troops were considerably shaken by the assault; but the firmness of the artillery and the opportune arrival of Carroll's brigade of the Second Corps, voluntarily sent by General Hancock on hearing the firing, repulsed the attack and saved the day.
Ewell had directed Rodes' division to attack in concert with Early, covering his right.
When the time came to attack, Rodes not having his troops in position, was unprepared to cooperate with Early.—Lee's Report, Ms.
But Ewell's efforts did not end here; for at the same time this attack was made, he threw his left division, under General Johnson, up the ravi
Second Brigade, Brigadier-General J. P. Owens.
Third Brigade, Colonel S. S. Carroll.
Third Division, Major-General D. B. Birney.
First Brigade, Brigadier the musketry continuous and deadly along the entire line.
Half-past 4 P. M., Carroll's brigade of Gibbon's division advanced to the support of Getty's right, on thtaken by detachments from the Fourteenth Indiana and Eighth Ohio Volunteers of Carroll's brigade.
It was then withdrawn, and replaced by a section of Dow's Sixth Masions under Birney, together with Getty's command,
The brigades of Owen and Carroll of Gibbon's division supported. and pushed forward on the right and left of thed, a few were killed), and these were quickly driven out by a forward rush of Carroll's brigade.
Lee then abandoned the attack, in which he had suffered a considerith most unpromising results.
Of the Second Corps, the brigades of Webb and Carroll of Gibbon's division, had at eleven A. M. engaged in an attack of this positio